Plan Ahead for Emergencies

By InsuranceHotline.com Team
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Will you be ready for anything on the road this winter? It's a good idea to

stock your trunk with a winter driving emergency kit, just in case your car

stalls. You can buy a car emergency kit at most stores that sell automotive

products, but if you want to make one yourself, or enhance one you've already

bought, here's what you'll need:

  • Water bottles
  • Non-perishable high-energy food, such as canned nuts, granola bars,

chocolate, dried fruit and hard candy

  • Blanket
  • Extra gloves, cap and boots
  • Extra set of warm clothes
  • Ice scraper
  • Small shovel
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Windshield wipers
  • Flares
  • Jumper cables
  • Inflated spare tire
  • Tire-changing equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Compass
  • Salt or sand, to create traction when stuck in snow

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